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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) to Jose E. Pidgeon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04675.33 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 18 June 1916 Pagination: 1 p. ; 26.8 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: On Navy Dept. stationery, as Assistant Sec. of the Navy. FDR writes that he is unable to supply service records for Marine Harold E. Starrett (since he is on active duty) and suggests contacting his naval base in Haiti.

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: World War INavyMarinesMilitary HistoryPresidentCaribbeanGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: World War I

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